Job Fair in Sterling Heights

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Looking for a job?  Here’s your chance! Job Fair Giant will host the Hired in Michigan Job Fair on September 30 featuring over 1000 available positions for immediate openings statewide.

The Hired in Michigan Job Fair is free. In addition to interviewing with employers, attendees can attend several free job workshops that will be held throughout the day.  Industry experts will keynote topics and answer related questions. The workshops are posted below:

10:00 am – 10:15 am How to write a resume workshop
10:15 am – 10:30 am How to ask and answer interview questions
02:00 pm – 02:15 pm Where to find real mystery shopping jobs
02:15 pm – 02:30 pm How to connect with recruiting using twitter.

Gardner-White recruiters will be attending in search for applicants with the drive and determination to succeed.  Be sure to attend this

Hired in Michigan Job Fair will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on September 30th at the Sterling Inn Hotel. It’s located at  34911 Van Dyke Avenue in Sterling Heights. You can learn more by visiting http://www.jobfairgiant.com or by calling 734-956-4550.

Charituesday $1,000 winner: Multiple Sclerosis Society!

 The winner from our September 29th Charituesday contest that YOU helped vote for was the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Michigan Chapter.  They will be receiving a $1,000 gift certificate to Gardner-White to use for their organization. The voting was between the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Michigan Chapter) and the Muscular Dystrophy Association, in which the runner-up automatically received a $500 Gardner-White gift certificate.

 

 

 

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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will be donating their $1,000 gift certificate to someone with Multiple Sclerosis who is in need of new furniture.  Having this disease can be incredibly expensive and often take a toll on the whole family.  We hope this certificate helps make a family’s life a little more relaxing and we would like to thank the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for everything they have done to help community members affected with this disease.

About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Michigan Chapter

The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. In2014 alone, through our comprehensive nationwide network of programs and services, the Society devoted $122.2 million to connect more than one million individuals  to the people, information and resources they needed. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $50.2 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Learn more at: www.nationalMSsociety.org or http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/MIG.

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide.

About the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Having received a $500 Gardner-White gift certificate for participating, the Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement.

The Greater Detroit MDA office services more than 2300 local families and individuals living with a neuromuscular disease. These neuromuscular diseases include motor neuron diseases such as ALS and SMA, muscular dystrophies such as Duchenne’s and Limb Girdle, peripheral neuropathies such as CMT and Friedreich’s Ataxia, myopathies, and metabolic diseases of the muscle. The Greater Detroit MDA is proud to provide multidisciplinary specialty clinics, an equipment loan closet and funding for equipment repairs, flu shots, support groups, advocacy, education, family events, support and resources. The MDA Summer Camp program offers a week long, barrier-free camp for children ages 6-17. At MDA camp, kids with neuromuscular disease discover a world created specifically for them, and meet many other kids sharing the same needs and experiences. For more information, log on to http://www.mda.org/office/detroit-area.

Looks For Less: Add some poufs to your home!

Sometimes our busy lives prevent us from shopping for the best deal.  That’s why at Gardner-White we decided to do the shopping for you.  If you’re looking for a great way to add style and décor to your home but don’t want to ‘break the bank’, our Surya Cube Pouf is right for you.

Not only does our Surya Cube Pouf save you $351 compared to this similar pouf from Bloomingdale’s, but there are a wide variety of poufs from Gardner-White that are practically identical to Bloomingdale’s, but for 1/2 the price!  Check out our variety of poufs below or click here to view the full list on our website.

– Shop our poufs – Compare for yourself with Bloomingdale’s poufs

Product Description: Sure to cement itself as the perfect addition to your home décor, this exquisite pouf effortlessly exudes current trend. Featuring a luxurious lattice design in gray and ivory coloring, this piece will fashion a charming look in any space. Genuinely faultless in aspects of construction and style, this piece embodies impeccable artistry while maintaining principles of affordability and durable design, making it the ideal accessory for your décor.

Measurements:
Pouf: 18.00″W x 18.00″H x 18.00″D

 

Shopping for something a little bigger?  Check out our alternate size poufs below.

Measurements:
Pouf: 24.00″W x 13.00″H x 24.00″D

 

 

Out with the old, in with the new!

In June of this year we donated 35 dressers to the Christ Child House. The video above is from WXYZ Channel 7.  Check it out and read the article below that Christ Child House president elect, Laura Keziah.  We were thrilled to hear the great news and couldn’t resist sharing with you.

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“The boys at the Christ Child House were busy folding their clothes and cleaning their rooms on the morning of June 15th. Their old dressers were being removed, and brand-new furniture, provided by Gardner-White, was delivered!

They were so excited to have something nice and new in their rooms — they were proudly showing us their tidy rooms and the awesome “Fatheads” sports posters on their walls. Gardner-White delivered 35 dressers, some tall, and some short and long. They were black with silver knobs and a huge improvement over what was replaced! Channel 7 WXYZ was there to interview John Yablonky, Pamela Hildebrand and Rachel Tronstein from Gardner-White. The segment ran on the news at 4 pm that day, and was such a nice piece on our Christ Child House!

Rachel, the President of Gardner-White, was impressed with our facility, our staff, and especially our boys. They were so happy and eager to talk to her, show her their rooms, and talk sports and Legos with her! She was endeared to our boys! Let’s hope this can be a relationship that will continue between the Christ Child Society and Gardner-White. THank you to Gardner-White.”

– by President-elect Laura Keziah

Gardner-White is elated to be able to make such a difference in the community. Words cannot describe how amazing it feels every time we help out with a donation such as this.  For more information please visit http://www.christchildhouse.org.

Football, Scores, and a $500 Shopping Spree!





Guess the final score of Super Bowl 50!  Submit your answer for the Panthers vs Broncos game by Sunday, February 7th, 2016 at 5:30 PM EST & you could win a $500 gift certificate from Gardner-White!  The final score for both teams much be entered (see example in form below).  Winner will be contacted via phone & announced on Facebook.  If more than one person guesses correctly, a winner will be at chosen at random.  If no one guesses correctly we will add more money to the prize for the next game! Guesses must be in by 2/7/16 before 5:30 PM EST. Good luck!

Importance of a pillow – WDIV Wellness Wednesday

Sleeping on the wrong pillow can attribute to health issues like headaches, back pain, neck pain, and more.  Dr. Frank McGeorge (@DrMcGLocal4) spoke on WDIV about how to make sure you are sleeping on the perfect pillow for you.  While watching this video consider how you sleep and the aches and pains that you need to provide relief to.  You might be surprised at what Dr. Frank McGeorge recommends for you in this video!

If you’re shopping for a new pillow take a look at our list of pillows – here.  We have everything from gel memory foam pillows that help cool your body to AirCool® Memory Foam pillows that dissipate heat by wicking away moisture all night long.  PLUS we carry mattresses that wick away body heat from your entire body.

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Don’t forget, we offer free pillows with many mattresses we sell.  If you’re really looking for a good night’s rest that can improve your health stop by Gardner-White and speak with one of our bedding experts today.

 

Charituesday: Children w Hair Loss vs Oakland Family Services

The winner from our September 15th Charituesday contest that YOU helped vote for was Children With Hair Loss!  They will be receiving a $1,000 gift certificate to Gardner-White to use for their organization.

Regina, a mom and grandma, a hairstylist, cosmetology instructor, hair replacement specialist and former salon owner, brings over 30 years of experience.

Regina started this non-profit organization after her niece, Sarah, a 28-year survivor, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the tender age of three. She underwent chemotherapy for five years.

During Sarah’s treatment, she had seen so many children that either didn’t have hair or were wearing outdated synthetic wigs. Being in the hair industry, Regina knew that hair pieces were very expensive and most families could not afford human hair. She recognized a strong need to provide children who have medically related hair loss with human hair replacements. Throughout the years Regina’s dream evolved into a mission.

Giving was always an important part of her life and after her niece’s treatment it was all about seeing how she could use her own talent and experience to give back. She has taken it as her personal mission to “Cover Young Heads to Heal Young Hearts”.

Since opening in 2000, CWHL has helped thousands of children with hair loss at no cost to the family.

Don’t miss out on Children With Hair Loss Charity Ball!   Why?  That’s where they are auctioning off the $1,000 gift certificate so you can have a chance to win it!

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Children With Hair Loss is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that was founded in 2000 and created as a resource for children who have medically-related hair loss from Cancer Treatment, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, and many other hair loss reasons.  It is our mission to improve the lives of children suffering from hair loss, by making human hair replacements and care kits available to them at NO COST to them or their families.  We also provide support and education to our recipients and to our volunteer cosmetologists and barbers.  Our services and products are provided free of charge to recipients annually until age 21.

Our goal is to change the lives of children by improving their confidence and empowering them with renewed self-esteem.  We currently provide human hair replacements and care kits FREE of charge to more than 300 children annually.  We can continue to increase the number of children we service by building new opportunities, partnerships, and supporters.  We hope you will join us in our mission of “COVERING YOUNG HEADS TO HEAL YOUNG HEARTS!”

About the Oakland Family Services

Oakland Family Services will also be receiving a $500 gift certificate.  These organizations were thrilled to be part of this contest and wanted to express their appreciation for the votes they received.

Since 1921, Oakland Family Services has been dedicated to strengthening individuals and families by providing quality treatment, education and prevention services throughout SE Michigan. Individuals and families today struggle with problems that require professional support and guidance throughout all phases of life. Substance abuse, depression, family violence, child abuse, divorce, death and a host of other problems contribute to feelings of loneliness and confusion. Stressed families need assistance with day care, parenting issues, and elder care.

With five locations in Oakland County serving approximately 30,000 people every year, Oakland Family Services is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) human service organization dedicated to providing individuals and families the opportunity to build brighter futures.

Looks For Less: Surya Ottoman

Sometimes our busy lives prevent us from shopping for the best deal.  That’s why at Gardner-White we decided to do the shopping for you.  If you’re looking for a great traditional ottoman style but don’t want to ‘break the bank’, our Surya Frontier Ottoman is right for you.

The Surya Frontier Ottoman’s expertly crafted bold design will add personality to any room. Its state blue and ivory colors make this a versatile piece, while its solid wooden legs add a touch of elegance. Genuinely faultless in aspects of construction and style, this piece embodies impeccable artistry while maintaining principles of affordability and durable design, making it the ideal accessory for your décor.

Not only does our ottoman save you $1,564 compared to this similar ottoman from Bloomingdale’s, but there are a wide variety of ottomans from their site that match ours, some for less than 1/2 the price!

Our Surya Frontier Ottoman • Bloomingdale’s Ottoman

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.

 

Job Fair: September 12, 2015

Gardner-White Furniture’s explosive growth has left us with plenty of great positions to fill. Looking to make an impression?  We would love to see you at one of our stores!  Apply in person at any of our store locations or come see us Saturday September 12, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel -1500 Opdyke Ave., Auburn Hills, MI.  Gardner-White recruiters will be interviewing applicants from 10-2 so if you have experience, skill, drive and a desire to be part of a winning team- we’re talking to you.

Jobs are available at all Gardner-White locations, including the Auburn Hills distribution center. Gardner-White is hiring to support growth, both at new stores and in current locations. Metro Detroiters have been receptive to Gardner-White’s value proposition; therefore staff is needed to support increased demand.

We are currently looking for:

Sales Associates: Paid Training + Commission + Spiffs 

Customer Service: Part Time

House Keeping ( Auburn Hills): Full Time

Stock: Part Time and Full Time

Warehouse (Auburn Hills): Full Time

Chauffeur Licensed Drivers: Experience in moving furniture preferred – Full Time

GARDNER-WHITE BACKGROUND

Gardner-White Furniture has been a Michigan owned-and-operated furniture company since 1912. Gardner-White’s mission is to offer value-conscious consumers with excellent service and selection. Gardner-White has expanded and innovated significantly in the past three years. In 2012, Gardner-White expanded operations and moved into a state-of-the-art 450,000 square foot distribution center in Auburn Hills. In 2013, Gardner-White became the first furniture company in the Midwest to offer same-day delivery to its customers.

SALES ASSOCIATE POSITIONS

The majority of available jobs are for sales associates in Auburn Hills and Brighton. Gardner-White will hire candidates who possess passion and commitment to excellence. New salespeople will receive three weeks of PAID professional training.

Gardner-White sales associates have unlimited salary potential. Average sales income is $52,000 annually, with top earners at over $100,000 annually. Gardner-White offers paid training, an affordable benefit package including health, dental, vision, flex spending account, voluntary life insurance, short and long term disability, along with the option of 401K investing.

Come into any of our store locations and apply in person or meet us at the Job Fair. The recruitment drive will take place on September 12, 2015. Gardner-White will conduct on-the-spot interviews. Candidates should come equipped with a resume, identification, and be prepared for two interviews, and a potential job offer.

JOB FAIR DETAILS

Saturday, September 12, 2015- 10:00am – 2:00pm
Crown Plaza Hotel
1500 Opdyke Ave., Auburn Hills, MI.

Looks For Less: Dallas Power Reclining Sofa

Sometimes our busy lives prevent us from shopping for the best deal.  That’s why at Gardner-White we decided to do the shopping for you.  If you’re shopping for a leather power reclining sofa but don’t want to ‘break the bank’, our Dallas Power Reclining, Top Grain Leather Sofa is a great deal.

Relax with just a push of a button with the Dallas Leather Power Reclining Sofa. This sofa features dual power recliners and is upholstered in soft, top-grain leather. The sofa hugs the wall, allowing you to have the furniture you’ve always wanted without sacrificing your living room space or your budget.

Not only does our Dallas Power Reclining Sofa save you $797 compared to this similar chair from Wayfair, ours also has top-grain leather and it’s an inch and a half wider!

See for yourself ~ (Dallas Power Reclining Sofa)  (Wayfair Power Reclining Sofa)

Shop today at www.gardner-white.com.